In 2016 cousins and lifetime partners in crime, Ben Harvey and Dominic Borel opened Bristol’s first dedicated fresh pasta restaurant. A small, intimate and lively venue where the menu can change up to twice a day so, there’s always something new and creative to try. The wine and cocktail list is classic, old school and carefully thought out.
The kitchen is manned by Jonny “5” Byles who not only is handy with the old spray cans but has a CV which covers some pretty legendary Bristol spots.
In the front and Queen of the venue, Jen Winwood who’s cocktail skills are as on point as her body ink…
Now, after the dramatic 18 months of Covid, the dads, Mike & Carlos have built an all weather proof terrace so you can enjoy Loco inside or out and all year around – see you soon x
Dominic has been showing people a good time for a long time, his dazzling social prowess matched only by his entrepreneurial spirit. Having managed some of Sydney’s premiere venues, Dominic has gained an extensive knowledge on food, wine, cocktails and coffee. However, the family force remained too strong a pull, and nothing has proved more enriching than being home in the UK and embarking upon this exciting new venture with his best friend.
One of five spirited siblings, Ben was a passionate food lover at the beginning, emanating a satisfied hum during meals amid the noisy din of his brothers and sister. Ben has had a diverse culinary career but, most significantly, he spent four months as a chef at a highly reputable Trattoria in Northern Italy, a place where he learnt to respect the use of fine ingredients by understanding the importance and beauty of simplicity. innovative cuisine ever further at Pasta Loco.
Jonny started his journey at pasta loco in late 2018. After spending several years working in kitchens around bristol, he fell in love with pasta locos’ palpable vibes, second to none service and unique style of food. working underneath head chef Konrad jaworski for 2 years was a huge influence on Jonnys’ food style but now it’s 2021 and it’s his turn to take the reigns of the pasta loco kitchen to bring his own version of delicious to the vibrant loco menu. In a nut shell jonny works and cooks from his heart, he just wants you to feel the love.
Having spent her entire life moving around and living abroad, Jen developed a taste for all things food and drink early on in her life. After living in Naples back in 2010 she discovered the charm of Italian food with its freshness and wholesome flavours. With a love of sherry and blue cheese, Jen has been serving sass on Bristol hospitality scene for the last 8 years. With a background in cocktails & events, joining the Loco tribe was the next step in her journey before perusing her future adventures.